The post on my blog with the most notes is a pro-life post I made that’s being reblogged by a bunch of pissed-off pro-choicers.
Complete with “rebuttals” about how crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life organizations do nothing but lie to, manipulate, and victimize pregnant women.
Part of me wants to look up every story I can find about women who were forced to get abortions or rushed through an abortion clinic/prevented from leaving when they changed their minds, and the other part of me knows it wouldn’t matter because these pro-choicers consider anything but abortion as a solution to unwanted pregnancy to be victimization of the woman.
student:yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning, being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious
I think that the Elf community should have the option to serve for pay or not. Some in the Elf community, like Winky, embrace the culture from which they come and serve because it’s apart of their tradition. They believe serving the family their ancestors served brings honor and meaning and purpose to their lives, and they’re happy to do so with a home, hearth, and security as payment.
But then there are those in the community who don’t see eye to eye with that tradition. Dobby, for instance, loves his work and enjoys most people. However, he recognizes that he has the right to be compensated for the work that he does. He wishes to be free from a particular family or household, leaving his options open to upward mobility or better wages.
I support the individual’s choice in this case. As an organization, I think S.P.E.W has well-meaning potential, and it could really give a voice for those elves who wish to go the Dobby route and start making independent, lucrative lives for themselves. Just as long as it doesn’t turn into a cause that would force those in the Winky camp into doing something they do not wish to do. I support S.P.E.W’s endeavors to educate both the wizarding and elfish communities on the movement so all parties can make an educated decision that is right for them. I believe President Granger-Weasley will do a fine job nurturing her movement in the proper way.
“I didn’t raise taxes once. I lowered taxes over the last two years.”—Barack Obama
Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015.
The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of Obamacare.
“History tells us what Obama was able to do. This list reminds us of what Obama wanted to do,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
The number of proposed tax increases per year is as follows:
-79 tax increases for FY 2010
-52 tax increases for FY 2011
-47 tax increases for FY 2012
-34 tax increases for FY 2013
-137 tax increases for FY 2014
-93 tax increases for FY 2015
Perhaps not coincidentally, the Obama budget with the lowest number of proposed tax increases was released during an election year: In February 2012, Obama released his FY 2013 budget, with “only” 34 proposed tax increases. Once safely re-elected, Obama came back with a vengeance, proposing 137 tax increases, a personal record high for the 44th President.